Tuesday , 20 March 2018

February 14, 2018 E-News

Sewer district wiping out hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid, years-old fees:  The good news for more than 200 Madison-area property owners who more than 10 years ago were never charged for connecting to the municipal sewer system is that they won’t have to worry about paying up now.  The bad news for a handful of property owners who haven’t paid the fees in the last 10 years is that their bills could soon be in the mail.  http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/sewer-district-wiping-out-hundreds-of-thousands-of-dollars-in/article_da91b28a-9cf9-5148-bed9-29838485ab5c.html#utm_source=host.madison.com&utm_campaign=%2Femail%2Fwsj-news%2F&utm_medium=email&utm_content=E255C8FC007FC062DAFC5D3E44F1A9223B095B5B

Police issue warning after Waukesha family hit by thieves posing as water utility workers:  A police investigation is underway focusing on three incidents where two suspicious men posing as Waukesha Water Utility workers sought to enter homes under the guise of inspecting basement water pipes.  https://www.jsonline.com/story/communities/waukesha/news/waukesha/2018/01/31/police-issue-warning-waukesha-family-hit-thieves-posing-water-utility-workers/1082738001/

DNR board approves measure to limit manure pollution in eastern Wisconsin to protect groundwater:  The Department of Natural Resources took a major step on Wednesday to toughen standards for manure spreading after years of complaints over polluted wells and pressure from interest groups that have been pushing officials to protect Wisconsin’s most vulnerable soils. https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2018/01/24/natural-resources-board-approves-measure-limit-manure-pollution-eastern-wisconsin-protect-groundwate/1060117001/

Water main break causes sewage to back up into Appleton homes:  A water main break caused up to a foot of water and sewage to back up into about a dozen homes on the city’s east side late Tuesday.  https://www.stevenspointjournal.com/story/news/local/2018/01/31/water-main-break-causes-sewage-back-up-into-appleton-homes/1083082001/

Green Bay water utility seeks 9 percent rate hike to help fund pipe replacement:  The Green Bay Water Utility has applied to the Public Service Commission to raise water rates.  The utility is seeking a 9 percent rate hike, which would mean about an additional $1.44 per month on the average residential user’s water bill, according to the utility.  The purpose for the increase is to cover rising costs and to implement the utility’s new plan for a more aggressive pipe-replacement schedule. https://www.stevenspointjournal.com/story/news/2018/01/28/green-bay-water-utility-seeks-9-percent-rate-hike-help-fund-pipe-replacement/1069871001/

Arcadia Water Utility of Wisconsin Named Nations Best-Tasting Water:  Three smiling representatives from the Arcadia Water Utility in Arcadia, Wisc. walked onto the stage to accept the Gold Medal Award for the best tasting water at the Great American Water Taste Test, held on Feb. 7 in Washington, D.C. as part of the Rural Water Rally.  https://nrwa.org/2018/02/arcadia-water-utility-of-wisconsin-named-nations-best-tasting-water/

WRWA 30th Annual Technical Conference just 5 ½ weeks away.  Be sure to register and attend this year’s WRWA 30th Annual Technical Conference.  This promises to bring more education, more equipment exhibits, more Sportsman’s Raffle prizes and more fun than ever!  Help us Celebrate 30 years of service to municipalities across the state. https://www.wrwa.org/wrwa-annual-technical-conference/

Quote:  “Pure water is the world’s first and foremost medicine.”  Proverb

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